Bishopric of Naumburg-Zeitz
The Prince-Bishopric of Naumburg-Zeitz (German: Bistum Naumburg-Zeitz; Latin: Citizensis, then Naumburgensis or Nuemburgensis) was a medieval diocese in the central German area between Leipzig in the east and Erfurt in the west. The seat of the bishop was Zeitz Cathedral in Zeitz from 968 and 1029 and Naumburg Cathedral in Naumburg between 1029 and 1615. It was dissolved in the wake of the Reformation. The Bishopric of Zeitz-Naumburg encompassed the four archdeaconries of Naumburg, Zeitz, Altenburg and "trans Muldam" (comprising the sub-districts (Unterbezirke) of Lichtenstein, Glauchau, Hartenstein and Lößnitz).
The diocese of Zeitz was founded on January 2, AD 968. Along with Meißen and Merseburg, it had been authorized by Pope John XIII at the Synod of Ravenna the year before, in accordance with a recommendation by Emperor Otto I. All three bishoprics were suffragans of the Archbishopric of Magdeburg.
Bishops of Zeitz
- ? (2 January 968–?)
- ? (?–1029)
Bishops of Naumburg
- ? (1029–?)
- Waltram (Latin: Walerannus; 1089–c. 1110), who corresponded with St Anselm
- Engelhard (1207 – 4 Apr 1242)
- Gerhard von Schwarzburg (13 May 1359 - 6 Oct 1372, translated to Würzburg)
- Peter von Haugwitz (6 Sep 1434 – 1 Oct 1463)
- Dietrich von Bocksdorf (25 May 1464 – 9 Mar 1466)
- Henrich von Stammer (2 Jun 1466 - 24 Mar 1480)
- Dietrich von Schönberg (27 Jun 1481 – 15 Mar 1492)
- Johann von Schönberg (15 Mar 1492 – 26 Sep 1517)
- Nicolaus von Amsdorf (1542–1547), Lutheran bishop
- Julius von Pflug (6 Nov 1542 – 3 Sep 1564), the last Catholic bishop of the diocese
- Heinrich Kratz (appointed 1484)
- Seeley (1854), App. II, p. 831.
- Cheney (2015).
- Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop Heinrich Kratz, O. Hosp. S.J.H." retrieved January 30, 2016
- Seeley, George, ed. (1854), The Church Historians of England. Reformation Period. The Acts and Monuments of John Foxe. Carefully Revised, with Notes and Appendices. Vol. II, Pt. II, London: Seeleys.
- Cheney, David M. (2015), "Dioecesis Nuemburgensis", Catholic Hierarchy, retrieved 5 July 2015.